The idea for the subject of this week’s intro came from K Rain Leander. Rain asks, “The past year has been one of lockdowns, increased security and decreased travel. DevOps became DevSecOps became DevSecOpsBiz. And the world embraced the work / life balance culture of DevOps. What are your favourite cultural shifts from the last year? What do you want to let go of forever? As we take a look at the latest updates in the DevOps world, also take a look at you and yours and let us know how you’re doing.
Read more →My daughter just informed me she very likely has contracted COVID-19. My apologies but, I’m going to forgo my usual introduction in the newsletter this week.
I was going to discuss this lengthy piece but, give it a read instead: The Developer-Led Landscape.
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This week I move a bunch of web sites off the .io top-level domain. Kubernetes News is one such site. Why should you move off your .io domains. Well, newly minted AWS Developer Advocated, Justin Garrison beat me to it (buy his book). But regardless, there’s enough reason and evidence out there, that we as an industry should no longer condone the use and of a top level domain for the abuse of a people.
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DevOps’ish is back.
What did the hiatus look like? Why did it need to happen at all?
Like fixing an airplane while it’s in-flight, It’s hard assessing a problem while you’re in the middle of creating it. COVID-19 is just the sort of thing that the world turned upside down enough that I needed to take a break to reassess how to do the newsletter, in general. Meanwhile, sponsorships wholly dried up (for five weeks).
Read more →The year 2019 is winding down. This is the time of year I reflect on the past 365 days. I feel a few themes that are predominant but, I’m looking forward “for the next thing” and it’s still Kubernetes and the cloud native ecosystem. This is why I think Kubernetes will become the standard cloud APIs that we all build on in the future. I look at Linux and how it has become table stakes these days.
Read more →I had a very quiet week (which explains the enormity of this week’s newsletter). To give you an idea what the highlight of my week was, on Friday, I wiped two laptops, went to FedEx, and shipped them back to their owners. I’m spending the weekend between jobs resting and resetting. I will be in Raleigh the first part of the week and will finish the week at home, working for a new employer.
Read more →This week has been a blur. Monday through Wednesday, I was in Atlanta for DevOpsDays. DevOpsDays Atlanta was a truly great event. The theme was well thought out and the speakers were fantastic. This was the first time I actually manned a booth at an event before too. Talking to total strangers is something I’m okay with. It’s a good thing too because there were a ton of visitors to the SJ Technologies booth.
Read more →Towards the end of my workday on Tuesday, tragedy struck the YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. A shooter made their way through a parking deck to a patio where people were eating and socializing. The shooter opened fire claiming three victims before turning the weapon on themselves. In Google’s Project Aristotle, psychological safety is identified as the number one contributor to “What makes a team effective at Google?” In the wake of this random act of violence, Google’s response might be the most watched handling of a workplace shooting.
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